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Joseph Cardarelli
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To further on the love we are all feeling, and upon the threads:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/133952
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/134019

In this thread you will name a game you love and three reasons why you love it. Along with the other two lists, this should give everyone a better understanding of each other.

Paths of Glory

1. Is card-driven, which limits options, without having alot of rules to remember
2. Combat must be carefully planned, and is not devastating enough to encourage turtling
3. Big game, relatively easy rules, big playing time, easy to break up into "hands".
 
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Re: Why do we love these games?
This is perfect for a Geeklist!
 
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Re: Why do we love these games?
DUNE(AH)

1. Because there's an element of role playing that makes each game different.
2. It's packed with strategy.
3. I have never been bored by a single game of it.
My favorite boardgame of all time.

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Re: Why do we love these games?
Now a Geeklist!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/18048
 
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Re: Why do we love these games?

Chess

1. Complete absence of luck involved in the game-play.
2. Elegant components that have a beautiful balance of aesthetics without sensory overload.
3. Simple rules with a multitude of complex analytical strategies.

—Vanderdecken

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"I WILL round this Cape even if I have to keep sailing until Doomsday!" — The Flying Dutchman.
 
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Re: Why do we love these games?
Yes!!!!
 
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Amun Re

1) Egyptian theme
2) Unique bidding system (borrowed by Vegas Showdown) and Sacrifice phase
3) Egyptian theme
 
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Civilization:

1) Twenty plus years later this game still stands out as one of the best civilization themed games ever printed. After playing you walk away feeling like you actually shaped a nation from simple hunter-gatherers.

2) You could be in last place and still have a great time.

3) The negotiation and player interaction are a non-stop ride that forces you to make difficult decisions and plan long term. I haven't played another game that comes close.

-Will
 
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